Boy Fatally Injured in Alabama Airport Accident

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Birmingham, AL – Heather Bresette was still in serious condition Monday after being pinned under an airport flight sign that fell and trapped three of her sons, killing 10-year-old Luke Bresette at a newly renovated Alabama Airport.

On Friday March 22, 2013 around 1:30 p.m. Overland Park’s 10-year-old Luke Bresette was pronounced dead after a flight display sign weighing 300-400 pounds fell inside the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The Bresette family was on their way back from vacation in Destin, Florida when the sign fell and trapped mother, Heather Bresette, and three of her sons underneath.

Heather Bresette is still in the hospital in serious condition after suffering two broken ankles and a crushed pelvis. 8-year-old Sam was in good condition after suffering a broken nose and leg, and 5-year-old Tyler was released Monday from Children’s of Alabama Hospital after receiving a concussion, said hospital spokesperson Kathy Bowers.

Albert Osorio, a resident of Birminham, witnessed the incident after hearing the sign fall and the screams from the family. He and five other witnesses helped to lift the sign off the Luke, his mother, and two other siblings.

Airport authorities are investigating what could have caused the sign to fall and injure the Bresette family, but have no current speculations.

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